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AFL Introduces New FOCIS Integrated Fiber Inspection and Analysis System


AFL announces the release of its new NOYES® FOCIS family of integrated fiber inspection and analysis solutions. Intended for use by network installers, maintenance and node activation personnel, FOCIS enables users to view, capture, store, recall, review and share fiber endface images and document the fact that fiber connections are contamination free. Its unique, patent-pending image pairing capability lets users document before/after, input/output, jumper/bulkhead and as-built/as-found fiber installation and maintenance scenarios. FOCIS solutions are designed to be rugged, field-ready and are backed by a comprehensive warranty and optional warranty extension programs. FOCIS kits are available for PC/UPC, APC and MPO/MTP fiber connector configurations.

"Fiber optic network performance depends on clean fiber connections and cleanliness will become paramount as the use of higher data rates and multiplexed wavelengths grows," said Bill Thompson, marketing director at AFL's NOYES Test and Inspection Division. "Our new FOCIS solutions combine the power of laptop-based inspection systems with the simplicity, ruggedness and ergonomics of live-only fiber viewers. When combined with our One-Click cleaning products, FOCIS inspection and analysis solutions enable users to achieve the contamination-free fiber connections they require."

FOCIS kits consist of a custom-designed touchscreen tablet, a digital video fiber inspection probe and AFL SimpleViewPlus inspection software. FOCIS systems are easy to operate and employ a user interface that mimics smartphones and personal navigation systems. Over 1,000 images may be stored and image files may be transferred to other devices via off-the-shelf USB memory sticks or SD cards. FOCIS solutions are packed in a hard-side carry case that keeps all inspection and cleaning components at hand and ready for use.

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Bill Thompson
Marketing Director, AFL/NOYES Test and Inspection Division

Corie Culp
PR Manager, AFL